Oyster knife

Manufactured by
Unidentified
Medium
metal, wood
Dimensions
H x W x D: 7 5/16 × 1 1/16 × 7/8 in. (18.6 × 2.7 × 2.2 cm)
Type
oyster knives
Place used
Maryland, United States, Chesapeake Bay, North and Central America
Date
20th century
Description
A wood handled oyster knife. The rectangular handle knife has three metal rivets and the tang is visible on the top, bottom and pommel sides of the knife. One side of the blade is very worn and chipped. The blade terminates in a curved point.
Topic
African American
Communities
Cooking and dining
Foodways
Labor
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2013.195.2
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Tools and Equipment-Culinary
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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